Minimum wage increase to $11 per hour, mental health parity insurance requirements, increased penalties for the sale of fentanyl are among the new laws that went into effect today Oct. 1.
From State Rep. Steve Stafstrom:
I’m proud to see other bills I worked on in the Judiciary Committee come to fruition, such as gun regulations (safe storage in the home and car, and a ban of ghost guns), and stronger provisions in the Trust Act which will establish better trust between residents and law enforcement by preventing law enforcement from detaining an undocumented immigrant unless accompanied by a judicial warrant. Additionally, a new law that requires police departments to submit an annual use of force report, narrows the instances during which deadly force is justified, and prohibits an officer from discharging a firearm into a fleeing motor vehicle goes into effect today.
See a listing of new laws here.